We have a quote from them but not sure if the quality of work is top notch or just average. We are getting a bit jittery of getting these things done by the builder after reading this blog.
Look forward to responses
J & C
Funny you should post this...rob went out on to our site this morning and the guys were there doing the electrical roughins and our data/home theatre cabling. . He had a chat with the guy putting the prewiring in for our 7.1 surround sound and he was on the ball. Rob is pretty cluey with this sort of thing and they understood what we are after
Remember its not the builder per se that is doing the work. They subcontract to the professional trade and in our case for electrical we've got good old Jim's electrical but not sure who Argus has subby'd out to .
You're definitely better off getting the cabling put in as early as possible as depending on how complex your setup is, you need to run the required cables through before the plaster gets put up as you don't want to be pulling plaster down afterwards (particularly in a double storey). As we are having a central hub within our theatre room, we needed to run any prewiring through to the alfresco, living and lounge areas and theatre room.
Rob's friend's brother is an advertiser on this website (Home automation with Rod). He has been a wealth of knowledge and we are going through him to setup our home theatre. Definitely recommend shooting him a message on the forum for any ideas or tips and tricks.
I have been advised that CAT 6 cabling is only used for Data cabling. Porter Davis use 14 gage 1.5mm copper cable for surround sound and we use HDMI, High def 3d ready cable for projector.
Is this the case with everyone on this forum.
I am sure the quality of the sound will be far different if they use copper cables
J & C